Disney’s “Tarzan” Swings into the Hearts of Ape Experts with Unprecedented Accuracy

Ladies and gentlemen, gather ’round for a roaring celebration! Disney’s 1999 animated classic, “Tarzan,” has just earned some monkey business-worthy praise — a perfect score from none other than a primate expert! That’s right, the tale of a man raised by apes, brought to life by directors Chris Buck and Kevin Lima, and featuring the unmistakable voices of Tony Goldwyn and Minnie Driver, has left both critics and box offices in awe, and now, it has snagged the respect of the scientific community too!

In a captivating review by primatologist Mireya Mayor for Insider, the film’s portrayal of ape behavior, particularly during intense scenes like the leopard attack, received nothing short of a 10 out of 10. Mayor adores the scene where a gorilla valiantly defends a human baby from a menacing leopard, praising the animation for accurately depicting gorilla behavior and their formidable yet non-predatory nature. However, she humorously notes that the idea of gorillas raising a human to adulthood, much like Tarzan, is truly an adventure better left to tales and fantasies.

While the film’s scientific accuracy is memorable, its impact on audiences is equally significant. “Tarzan” emerged as one of the shining stars of Disney’s so-called Renaissance period (1989-1999), sharing the spotlight with illustrious peers like “The Lion King” and “Aladdin.” Garnering a solid 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie roared its way into millions of hearts and amassed a global box office revenue of $448.2 million. Don’t forget the Grammy-winning soundtrack by Phil Collins, which includes the Oscar-winning song “You’ll Be In My Heart” — a tune that still hums in the hearts of fans everywhere.

However, the legacy of “Tarzan” isn’t confined to its initial release. Decades later, it remains a beloved gem that sparked numerous memes and digital nostalgia, particularly highlighting Phil Collins’ unforgettable music. The less successful 2016 live-action adaptation, “The Legend of Tarzan,” didn’t quite measure up, underscoring the timeless charm of its animated predecessor.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this delightful blast from the past. How did Disney’s “Tarzan” impact your childhood, and what do you think of its newly acclaimed primate accuracy? Share your comments below and swing into the conversation! And remember, your favorite jungle adventure is just a stream away on Disney+.

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Source: [Insider](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7760mdkQpj4&ab_channel=Insider)